Here is a view of Perito Mereno Glacier from the boat, up closer and personal. It is very impressive to be seeing it up close, a wall of blue crystal. The boat is not even half the height of the glacier. I find it hard to compose the image without other elements for reference of it size, but at least I think the sky is and lake is a good complement, but everything was Blue.
The stunning Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the most impressive in the world. Located in the Glaciares National Park, it is one of 48 glaciers fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field. The glacier makes its slow, torturous advance down through the mountains before crashing into the icy waters of Lago Argentino - the biggest lake in Argentina. Over 30 kilometres in length and covering an area of 250 square kilometres, it is one of the few glaciers in the world that is not yet retreating. It is a magical experience to absorb the majesty of the place with the eerie silence occasionally broken by the shattering sound of the glacier face calving and crashing into the frigid waters. It is a rare opportunity to witness such awesome displays of nature.
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ManuMay (36287) 2010-03-22 9:53
Wonderful place and wonderful blues!!!!!!!!!
Absolute play of colours and composition really amazing...should be one of most incredible places around the world..it isn´t??!!
Have a nice day...
emka (105488) 2010-03-22 10:12
The most amazing thing is that the glaciers are blue, sometimes even dark blue. It reminds me Polonais who insulted someone for showing blue ice berg because in his opinion ice was always white. Well, luckily he is not active any more. Beautiful view. Have you managed to photo the moment of crashing? It is at random so not always you can photo at the right time.
manudautriche (4348) 2010-03-22 10:15
Incroyable de voir de tel paysage en Argentine,tu aurais mis pôle nord ou pôle sud j'aurais compris mais là je ne pensais pas que les glaciers étaient aussi grand,en tout cas les couleurs tout en dégradés de bleu sont splendide,tout le paysage,du ciel a l'océan sont en harmonie,parfait,bravo.
Velera (237) 2010-03-22 10:16
Magical scene you have captured. Crystal clear and wonderfully coloured.
batalay (40201) 2010-03-22 10:25
This glacier is far more dramatic with glaciers I've seen in Alaska, or in the Norwegian Fjords, perhaps because they resemble jagged peaks. It is well composed, and you are correct, it is difficult to put a scale without something familiar. But would you say it is 20, 40 or 60 m high.
The reason for the blue color of glaciers is that air bubbles are squeezed out by the weight of the glacier. Thus ice without air bubbles is bluish.
Incidentally, I read your interesting Overview Page, "Originally from Laos, Lived in a refugee camp in Thailand for 4 years, now living in U.S. Having such an experience... " A couple of years ago, I interviewed a prospective student for Georgetown and separately for Princeton — she was brilliant, and had a similar background. She was first in her high school class, and four years earlier, her brother had been first in his high school class. They both ended up with scholarships at the University of Virginia.
golden (2289) 2010-03-22 10:33
This photo is amazing Way!
This place is unbelievable..Congratulations!!!
Wanda1 (15142) 2010-03-22 10:38
Beautiful, blissful, blues. Love the three distinct layers of sea, ice and sky and the various blue tones that they each convey. wonderful with the jagged edges of the ice and the wispy clouds looking like they are exploding from behind the ice. Really must visit Patagonia one day.
Bergenphotos (2960) 2010-03-22 10:42
Congratulations with a fantastic shot! The sky seems to be perfect and there's not many places one can find such a nice glacier, at least not here in Norway! Of course it's difficult to show the huge size of the glacier, but still a wonderful shot and a well describing note. TFS.
Kind regards, Fredrik.
gillou01 (487) 2010-03-22 10:45
stunning picture of perito moreno.
i remenber that this place is magical and the glaciar is very noisy when the ice fall down.
Longroute (19396) 2010-03-22 11:09
"It is a magical experience to absorb the majesty of the place with the eerie silence occasionally broken by the shattering sound of the glacier face calving and crashing into the frigid waters. It is a rare opportunity to witness such awesome displays of nature."
Indeed that's one of the most beautiful places in the world which until recently was hard to visit. Now you can go there very comfortably on a cruising ship... yet it's not a journey for everybody! You were really lucky to have had that chance.
What can I say in front of such a photo? To me is pure perfection, complete the way it is and of highly aestetic value.
The title is really fit: this is the realm of blue with just a small white patches in the sky!
sevy (58) 2010-03-22 13:36
A striking picture with all those different variations of blue tones. Without any element to share the scale the picture becomes a bit abstract and we are so only focusing on the colors and the shape of this blue ice wall.
Moreover, you had a wonderful sky this day so that the figure is complete.
zanzi (13690) 2010-03-22 13:37
The colors are gorgeous, the sharpness is top quality, the ice texture is beautiful, but the picture is missing something that catches the eyes. Could be a bird, a boat... I am frank and direct since you are a very good photographer too ;-)
You are very lucky to have been in such a beautiful place.
Jeppo (17645) 2010-03-22 13:56
I think I should start training to be enough fit to make my way down to Patagonia.
This study on blue tones is a almost unresistible attraction....
jemaflor (102213) 2010-03-22 14:11
great cold view, so nice icy blue, a great place lucky to see this impressive landscape.
sacimar (28327) 2010-03-22 14:12
wow! this is an impressive place and a great picture, I like it very much, the sky, the ice and the blue tones of the image create an excellent composition, well done my friend! congratulations!
LOOOK13 (19046) 2010-03-22 15:20
Une image trés spectaculaire, et trés originale.
yedirenk (11244) 2010-03-22 16:00
this one is extraordinary scene with perfect blue tones and impressive details..a great shot of this famous place..amazing atmosphere,like an another planet..excellent presentaion..well done.TFS
BennyV (20231) 2010-03-23 0:37
Great icy blues and a sky like an explosion. I also like the sharpness of the ice needles here. This is an impressive sight.
danos (102490) 2010-03-23 0:51
really impressive this wall of blue crystal,of the Perito Mereno Glacier.I like your close up capture from the boat as the informative note about this physical phenomenon. Well done.
oncel (1407) 2010-03-23 1:48
wonderful place.Nice blue tones.I like the three distinct layers of sea, ice and sky Great job.TFS.
holmertz (58250) 2010-03-23 3:24
A marvellous scenery, almost unbelievable. Just blue, and yet so rich in details and nuances. It's an impressive bit of nature, one that makes you feel humble.
Thanks for sharing,
baba_flies (8829) 2010-03-23 3:41
Hello Way! Wonderful these blue tones, almost green in some parts. Pretty exciting to see this so close and yet it might even be a little scary in some ways when I think of the size. Excellent composition. I am a little quiet trying out Peter's website ... and I must say it is FUN. It will be good I am sure ... I saw you checked in as well ... Have a great week, spring has moved in ... how nice! Grussli, Barbara.
carper (96) 2010-03-23 4:06
yes it's blue Way,
I like the blue shot, blues is a favourite color of me, you composition is nice fine contrast, soft are the blue tones, a well seen and good photo job my friend, have a very good day.
Elaine_Blath (8509) 2010-03-23 5:58
fantastic soft blue in the photo, very clear and sharp...well done!
Take care, Ivana
pauloog (11751) 2010-03-23 9:55
A beautiful mountain landscape all in ice, enhanced by the fleeing clouds over it, a fantastic sight it must be.
dkeus31 (27735) 2010-03-24 0:19
great image, all in blue here, moody
KLB (23723) 2010-03-24 0:34
A long time since I haven't seen your gallery.
I was immediately attracted by this marvelous picture.
A perfect and delicate blue harmony. Peaceful and so pure...
A perfectly balanced shot, and great tones.
Your elegant and sober presentation is like a jewel-case for such a beauty.
subhendu_bagchi (26089) 2010-03-24 12:30
really everything is blue in this frame. Though you could not set any scaling object in frame (it is not possible everytime) it is nice to observe. You are lucky to reach to that point. Blue sky is added bonus to your shot. Very well done. Tfs.
Have a nice evening.
shevchenko (20548) 2010-03-24 22:51
The photo is naturally in fantastic effect while partly of clouds are in the patterns similar with the shape of sharp glaciers, the color are harmonious too between sky, glaciers and sea, distinct photo, good shoot.
Angshu (56760) 2010-03-25 8:24
I had first seen pictures of this magnificent glacier from the posts of Riclopes. Its an amazing structure with jagged edges like an animal's ferocious teeth. Good sky above as well complimenting the blue colour of the glacier, which I understand from Bulent's critique is because of air bubbles being squeezed out of the glacier. Well done!
Sistercosmo (242) 2010-03-25 14:22
blue indeed! Great capture of this glacier and that sky makes it even more impressive. Nice shot!
Take good care,
gneufeld (15890) 2010-03-28 19:12
Very impressive management of light and color here. Wow, this could easily be a location in Alaska too! Great composition and well presented. TFS. Gerald
mikolaj_kawa (0) 2010-04-01 0:26
Hello Way! Amazing landscape. Fantastic colours. Superb exposure. Ideal sharpness. Well done!
maloutim (9639) 2010-04-04 11:57
"It is a rare opportunity to witness such awesome displays of nature"! and yet, you seem to roam the world catching the most beautiful sights.
How could one disagree with you! And it's very pleasing to know that some glaciers in the world still remain intact despite the damage caused elsewhere by Global Warming!
I have never seen a glacier like that one, running alongside the lake horizontally. I am more used to seeing them like a big motorway coming down the mountain!
Thanks for sharing and have a good week!
BluSimo (9392) 2010-04-04 12:10
Magnificent the detail on the walls of iceberg and the magnificent composition formed from the three stripes of three differents blue. Really a great shot!
paololg (31448) 2010-04-08 14:42
Ciao dear Way,
the blue one is my preferred color and in this beautiful image there are all the tonalities of the blue one. Excellent sharpnes, seems to admire a three-dimensional photo. Compliments, dear friend!
Ciao, have a nice Friday!
claudio74 (7263) 2010-04-08 21:31
A perfect blue ice well captured, the sky is beautiful too.
marietom (34609) 2010-04-30 6:03
très graphique, avec de magnifiques bleus.
jimkil (1706) 2010-04-30 21:27
How are you, such gorgeous blue tones here with first rate cloud formations. I know you worry about sharpening but this looks bang on here. I saw some glaciers in NZ last week and was dissappointed with the size of them, maybe 50 years back they were awesome, I worry for natural wonders like this.
Atousa (7131) 2010-05-01 0:26
A wonderful nature shot; really impressive.. lovely rocks of ice in blue n under the blue sky; very attractive.. thanks for sharing such a beauty with us.
Best regards, Atousa
mkamionka (39803) 2010-08-22 10:34
I am refreshing myself your gallery from Chile and Argentina because you have always so informative notes and I bought tickets to Patagonia for November :)
The glacier looks fantastic: you have an incredibly beautiful sky here.
Very well captured!
kiks (12759) 2011-05-10 7:43
Awsome this pintacles of ice. I wish i had something to could see the size of it but is not easy to 'put' something at the right place.
Robert1969 (7160) 2013-02-06 7:54
The picture has little and also many colors,
In this case, a mixture under the blue tint
and that gives a very strong ice-effect.
Composition and light management are as
alway excellent: the layers creates a nice
depth and makes the "ice wall" extra high
and that makes the picture extra exciting.
- Copyright: Way Lim (Waylim) (25436)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2009-11-00
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Canon EOS 5 D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm, circular polarizer
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Natural Phenomena [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2010-03-22 9:50